Twenty Little Stars

from by Chris Ronald

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Vocal and ukulele-led ditty. Written shortly after the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut. Centred around a family whose children have to return to the school in the aftermath.

lyrics

Seems like any other morning
Coffee's on with breakfast on the table
Kids come down the stairs and
Sit on their usual chairs
And all of them have lost their appetites

Chorus:
'Cause twenty little stars are missing
Another shadow has been cast
Twenty little stars are missing from
The flag that flies half-mast

Outside it's business as usual
Everyone on the same old journey
Kids dressed, backpacks on with
Lunch made, homework done
But none of them want to go to school

Chorus:

Fulfill those promises of freedom
This is no job for redeemers
Can't fly a flag that has lost its stars
Can't have a dream without dreamers

credits

from Timeline, released March 1, 2014
Chris Ronald (vocals, ukulele), John Ellis (acoustic guitar), Rob Becker (double bass), Pat Steward (drums), Steve Hilliam (clarinet), Deanna Knight (backing vocals)

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Chris Ronald Vancouver, British Columbia

Originally from England now living in Vancouver, Canada, Chris Ronald's music has been described as a melding of British roots and North American folk. His vocal and songwriting talents have won him countless performances and a passionately loyal following. Ronald's third and most recent (2014) album, Timeline, was produced by award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist John MacArthur Ellis. ... more

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